We are the global leader in processing and merchandising of palm and lauric oils, as well as the production of oleochemicals, specialty fats, palm biodiesel, and consumer pack oils. In oilseed crushing, flour milling and rice milling, we are a leading player, especially in Ukraine and Malaysia. We are also amongst the top 10 global raw sugar producers.
Our footprint spans over 500 manufacturing plants worldwide and an extensive distribution network covering Turkey, Ireland, England, France, Indonesia, and some 50 other countries and regions.
Vertically Integrated Business Model
At the core of Laviva’s strategy is a resilient business model encompassing the entire value chain of the agricultural commodity business, from processing to branding, merchandising and distribution. Through scale, integration and the logistical advantages of the business model, we are able to extract margins at every step of the value chain, thereby reaping operational synergies and cost efficiencies.
Our products are sold and distributed through an extensive distribution network to customers globally.
Laviva Industries (M) Sdn Bhd is one of the world’s largest oil palm plantation owners with a total planted area of 365,904 hectares (ha) as at 31 December 2019, of which about 85% is in Malaysia, 10% in the Middle East and 5% in Africa. In Malaysia, our plantations are located in Sandakan, Kota Kinabalu, and Kuching Sarawak.
Through joint ventures, we own plantations in Uganda and West Africa of about 46,000 ha. We also directly manage 35,799 ha under smallholder schemes in the Middle East and Africa and 149,000 ha under smallholder and out-grower schemes through joint ventures and associates in Africa. We are committed to purchasing all the fruits produced by the small landholders’ plantations.
We have a strong team of managers and staff who are devoted to the common objective of achieving the highest standards for our plantations. We adopt best management practices including good field and harvesting standards and timely application of fertilizers to optimize crop yields.
Apart from plantations, Laviva also owns palm oil mills to process fruits from our own and surrounding plantations. The key products of oil palm cultivation and milling are crude palm oil and palm kernel.